How many IT books have you read that are long on theory and short on practical application? They are interesting, but not very impactful. They provide a framework from which to think and understand, but lack a process from which to act. Addressing this urgent need for the IT community, The Lean IT Field Guide explains how to initiate, execute, and sustain a lean IT transformation.

Illuminating a clear path to lean IT, the authors integrate more than two decades of combined experience to provide you with a proven method for creating and sustaining a true lean IT workplace. This field guide not only highlights the organizational techniques of more agile and lean processes, but also the leadership work required to help management adopt these new approaches.

Based on proven methods from different industries, including banking, manufacturing, insurance, food and beverage, and logistics, the book details a clear model that covers all the components you need to achieve and sustain a favorable work environment and culture in support of lean IT.

Filled with anecdotes and case studies from actual businesses, the book includes pictures, templates, and examples that illustrate the application of the lean methods discussed.

chapter 1|13 pages

Lean Primer for IT Professionals

chapter 2|14 pages

The Transformation Framework

chapter 3|10 pages

The Importance of Purpose

chapter 4|21 pages

Day Zero

chapter 5|15 pages

The Paradox of Process

chapter 6|22 pages

Problem-Solving Scientists

chapter 7|13 pages

Everything Is Visible

chapter 8|14 pages

Why Management (Still) Matters

chapter 9|18 pages

Sustain Your Progress

chapter 10|17 pages

The Importance of Strategic Alignment

chapter 11|10 pages

Engineering Excellence

chapter 12|2 pages

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